In , the culture was lit and the playlists were wild. With one killer track, an artist could become a household name, sparking infinite conversations and even more memes. Here, Pitchfork looks back at the year that was, with lists of the best songs, the best albums, and much, much more. December 10 December 9 December 20 December 11 December 12 December 19 December 17
The 100 Best Songs of 2019
Microphones in 2020
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In a hyperspeed world, it is increasingly meaningful to sit with the vision of one artist for an extended period of time. From drowsy hip-hop to pitch-perfect pop, albums of all genres felt more profound than ever. Synthesizing devastating breakups and calling for revolution in every style of sound, these albums went all-in on what matters. Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist.